10 December 2015
The exhibition “Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection” presents 100 extraordinary, old and contemporary pieces retracing four centuries of the history of Indian jewelry. They are part of a set of 250 jewels and objects collected in just five years by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The Qatari collector with absolutely no budget restrictions gathered up these priceless treasures: Colombian emeralds engraved with flowers and mounted as turban ornaments, natural pearl bracelets signed by the Indian contemporary jeweler Bahgat, the peacock brooch created by Mellerio in 1905 for the Maharaja of Kapurthala, and diamonds from Golconda, among the most beautiful in the world.
Until April 10, 2016.
Together with Mathias Kiss, Ségolène Dangleterre has created three pieces of jewelry: square bronze rings, layered and shaped like a cornice. Photo ©...
Vhernier, expert in chain work, has designed a link with a tiny slit. This makes it possible to join together two, ten, even a hundred links!
In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…
Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!
I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.
As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.